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Critical Care

October 23, 2019
A federal court in Minnesota has dismissed over 5000 lawsuits against 3M Bair Hugger, disagreeing with assertions by plaintiffs that forced-air warming contributes to surgical site infections (SSI). A fallout between the inventor and the company he founded contributed to the acrimony and disparate recommendations surrounding this therapy.
October 23, 2019
A new multidisciplinary guideline for surgical attire has been issued that replaces controversial 2014 recommendations from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
October 22, 2019
Abdelhadi Ismail and his co-authors of the Southampton University Hospitals Trust in the United Kingdom presents a discussion on cardiac biochemistry from a clinical perspective.
October 15, 2019
Using gender specific thresholds for abnormalities in cardiac troponin I, the rate of injury among women increased by 42%. This did not translate into improved management of women, who remained about half as likely to undergo revascularization, receive dual antiplatet therapy, or undergo other interventions.  
October 14, 2019
A narrative review offering an intensivists' viewpoint  on specific cardiovascular sequela of double-lumen anaesthesia for pulmonary resections (and by extension, implantation of donor lungs) and other cardiothoracic and vascular operations.
October 14, 2019
An extremely interesting  research question abutting cardiac physiology, and a manuscript that may generate future additional clinical research.
September 22, 2019
The authors point out that randomized trials of incentive spirometry have failed to mitigate early postoperative fevers, traditionally attributed to atelectasis.
September 12, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Mara Antonoff of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA, moderates a discussion on dedicated research time for residents interested in cardiothoracic surgery.
September 7, 2019
Posting of a still-relevant TED video regarding the high number of suicides among physicians, a world-wide problem that relates  in part to training and working conditions.  
September 5, 2019
The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.

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